Mother’s Day, as most of us know, wasn’t founded by grateful children. It was established by women who were tired of death. By mothers on both sides of the Civil War mourning the loss of their sons. They weren’t asking for cards or candy, they were asking for a world in which their children would live to bear children of their own. For a future better than their past. These mothers weren’t looking for appreciation, they were fighting for their children’s lives.
Texts: Acts 10:44-48 • Psalm 98 • 1 John 5:1-6 • John 15:9-17 The year was 1868, just three years after the end of the American Civil War. The nation was still recovering from the deadliest war in our history, when measured by the number of Americans killed. An estimated three-quarters of a million soldiers lost their lives, … Continue reading Sermon: Sunday, May 13, 2012 — Sixth Sunday of Easter / Mother’s Day